Obituaries

Americo "Pops" Mattio - 91

1/24/1924 - 5/19/2015
Chicago Heights recently of Steger Americo “Pops” Mattio age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Steger. U.S. Army Veteran/WWII. Retired after 44 years of service as a Bus Driver for the South Surban Safeway...

Josephine C. Zaranti - 85

5/5/1930 - 5/18/2015
Crete formerly of Chicago Heights Josephine C. Zaranti nee Di Giovanni age 85. Former longtime Chicago Heights resident passed Monday morning May 18th at her home in Crete with her loving family at her side. Retired Media...

Marion I. Koch - 83

12/25/1931 - 5/14/2015
Dyer, IN Marion I. Koch nee Boysen age 83. Dyer resident formerly of Calumet Park. Wife for 59 years of the late Joseph C. Koch. Mother of David (Valerie) Koch, Gary (Patricia) Koch and Lisa (Dennis)...

Anita J. Sylvester - 78

12/7/1936 - 5/12/2015
Chicago Heights and Fort Myers, FL Anita J. Sylvester nee Tucciarelli age 78. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of the Cape Coral and Fort Meyers, FL area. Retired Cafeteria Cook and Server for Washington Jr. High...

Janet Dequi - 75

7/9/1939 - 5/11/2015
Lansing Janet Dequi nee Krumnow age 75. Longtime Lansing resident formerly of Roseland. Wife for 48 years of Armand Dequi. Daughter of the late Gynith nee Rogers and Elden Krumnow. Sister-in-law of the...

Thomas A. DePasquale - 80

2/8/1935 - 5/11/2015
Olympia Fields formerly of Bridgeport Thomas A. DePasquale age 80. Olympia Fields resident born and raised in Bridgeport neighborhood, home to his beloved White Sox. Retired after 27 years of teaching History at Rich Central High...

Ann Mary Peo - 84

4/23/1931 - 5/10/2015
Chicago Heights Ann M. Peo nee Garofalo, age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in the Chesterfield neighborhood of Chicago’s Southside. Graduate of Hirsch High School. Retired from the...

Georgene C Tuch nee Andrews - 83

4/5/1932 - 5/8/2015
West Hartford, CT formerly of Frankfort, Illinois Georgene C. Tuch, nee Andrews, age 83, formerly of Frankfort, IL and Chicago’s Roseland area, more recently of West Hartford, CT, gracefully and peacefully departed this life on May 8, 2015....

Richard R. Richlik - 88

4/1/1927 - 5/7/2015
Pullman neighborhood Richard R. Richlik age 88. Lifelong resident of Chicago’s Historic Pullman neighborhood. Retired from ACCO Manufacturing in Chicago. Husband of the late Theresa nee Collins whom he married July...

David B. Dube - 68

4/30/1947 - 5/6/2015
Chicago Heights David B. Dube age 68. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Norridge. Proud employee of the Development Corporation for Israel for over 40 years. Graduate of Ridgewood High School. Loving...

Daria Agostini - 93

12/11/1921 - 5/5/2015
Crete and Chicago Heights Daria Agostini nee Pei age 93. Longtime Chicago Heights and Crete resident. Immigrated with her family from Narni, Pr. Terni, Italy in March of 1958. Wife of the late Leo Agostini. Mother of...

Robert W. Gebert - 81

5/9/1933 - 5/5/2015
Manteno formerly of Dolton and Chicago's South Side Robert W. Gebert age 81. Longtime Manteno resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s South Side. Retired Dental Supply Courier. Member Teamsters Local #705. U.S. Navy Veteran/Korean War....

Donald T. Jostes - 54

2/28/1961 - 4/29/2015
Park Forest formerly of Chicago Heights Donald T. Jostes age 54. Park Forest resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Longtime member of SouthSTAR Services Community Living Program. Son of Barbara nee O’Connell and the late Thomas...

Laura Lynn Sisco - 42

7/14/1972 - 4/29/2015
Sauk Village Laura Lynn Sisco, age 42. Longtime Sauk Village resident formerly of Calumet City. Graduate of Lincoln Grammar School and Homewood-Flossmoor HS. Proud member of St. James Parish. Daughter of Mary...

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kirn, Jr - 59

8/2/1955 - 4/29/2015
Longtime Lynwood and Sauk Village Robert Francis "Bobby" Kirn, Jr, age 59, Longtime Lynwood and Sauk Village resident formerly of Calumet Park. Passed away suddenly April 29, 2015 after injuries sustained from an accident. Father...

Victoria Dal Santo - 95

10/24/1919 - 4/25/2015
Longtime Roseland and Dolton resident Victoria Dal Santo, nee Bortoli, age 95. Longtime resident of Dolton and Roseland neighborhood, recently of Chicago, passed away peacefully on April 25th with her family at her side. Devoted mother...

Catherine T. - 78

11/9/1936 - 4/24/2015
Frankfort, Olympia Fields & Chicago's Southside/Little Flower Parish

Catherine T. “Kay” Schafer nee Conlon age 78. Frankfort resident formerly of Olympia Fields and Chicago’s Southside/Little Flower Parish. A graduate of Mercy H.S., Kay received her...

Kenneth A. Bawolek - 70

12/1/1944 - 4/23/2015
Crown Point,IN Kenneth A. Bawolek age 70. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Southside recently of Crown Point, IN. Bank Auditor for LaSalle Bank, Chicago and Chicago Heights National Bank. U.S. Army...

Maedene J. "Mae" Mascitti - 69

5/18/1945 - 4/17/2015
Chicago Heights Maedene J. “Mae” Mascitti nee Pignotti, age 69. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 46 years of Ronald R. Mascitti. Mother of Melissa (Chad) Nondorf and Ronnie Mascitti II. Grandmother...

Anthony DalSanto - 101

11/17/1913 - 4/15/2015
Chicago Heights Anthony Dal Santo, age 101. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Native of Caltrano, Pr. Vicenza, Italy. Retired Machinist for Ford Stamping Plant and the...

Leo Adam Markert - 75

10/8/1939 - 4/13/2015
Homewood Leo Adam Markert age 75. Longtime Homewood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland area. Retired after 37 years of service as a Research and Development Engineer for International Harvester/CNH...

Kathleen "Kittie" Rutkowski - 34

10/15/1980 - 4/13/2015
Park Forest Kathleen L. “Kittie” Rutkowski age 34. Longtime Park Forest resident formerly of Cedar Lake, IN. Graduate of St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Rich East High School. Loving mother of Caden...

Helen E. Dickerson - 92

9/17/1922 - 4/11/2015
South Elgin, IL Helen E. Dickerson nee Frederick, age 92, passed away peacefully on April 11th. Born and raised in Scotland County, Missouri, Helen moved to South Elgin, Il, where she happily worked alongside her...

Gordon "Mick" McGregor - 92

5/18/1922 - 4/11/2015
Monee formerly of Mattoon Gordon W. “Mick” McGregor, age 92. Monee resident formerly of Mattoon. Retired Real Estate Appraiser for Coles County, IL. Husband for 60 years of the late Nina nee Adams. Loving father of...

Gregory S. O'Rourke - 68

1/30/1947 - 4/8/2015
Crown Point, IN Gregory O’Rourke age 68. Crown Point resident formerly of Lansing and Calumet City. Retired from Calumet City School District 155 where he had serviced 22 years as a Teacher and 15 years as a...

Victor Sam DeGuilio - 90

4/5/2015 - 4/5/2015
Chicago Heights Victor Sam DeGuilio age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired as Manager of Sibley Lumber after many years of service. Bloom High School graduate. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and the...

Margaret Gebert - 82

6/14/1932 - 4/4/2015
Mantento formerly of Dolton and Chicago's South Shore Margaret “Babe” Gebert nee Panozzo, age 82. Manteno resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s South Shore Area/Our Lady of Peace Parish. South Shore High School graduate. Retired after over...

Anna LoPiccolo - 101

11/12/1913 - 4/3/2015
Matteson and Harvey LoPiccolo, Anna LoPiccolo nee Fallucca, age 101. Longtime Matteson resident formerly of Harvey. Devoted wife of the late Frank LoPiccolo. Loving mother of Toni (John) Agrigento and James (Donna...

Anita Joy Riordan - 92

12/1/1922 - 3/30/2015
Chicago Heights Anita “Joy” Riordan nee Green, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on March 31st with her family at her side. A 65 year resident of Chicago Heights, Joy was a native of Hammond, IN, and...

John Dallesandro - 79

8/22/1935 - 3/27/2015
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident John “Man” Dallesandro, age 79. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 32 years of service at Youngstown Steel & Tube and later From Chicago Heights School Dist. 170 where he enjoyed...

Lloyd Kubinski - 98

6/20/1916 - 3/26/2015
Roseland, Lansing and Dyer, IN Lloyd Kubinski, age 98. Dyer, IN. resident formerly of Lansing and Roseland. Retired truck driver for National Tea Co.Member Teamsters Local 705. An avid golfer, Lloyd was also an accomplished...

Zena Sluiter - 89

11/22/1925 - 3/21/2015
Frankfort/Lincoln Estates Zena Sluiter nee Aggen, age 89. Resident of Lincoln Estates and Frankfort Township since 1945. Retired from Vilutis & Co. Plastic Fabricators in Frankfort. Wife of the late Jerry Sluiter. Mother of...

Marsha Lee Panozzo - 65

12/27/1949 - 3/21/2015
Lebanon, KY formerly of Beecher and Lynwood Marsha Lee Panozzo nee Hair, age 65, passed away peacefully on March 22nd in Lebanon,TN, after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, Marsha...

Diana Billo - 88

9/20/1926 - 3/14/2015
Longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident recently of Monee Diana Billo nee Cicarelli, age 88. Monee resident and native of Qualiano, Province of Naples, Italy passed away peacefully on Sunday evening March 15th. A longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident...

Phyllis J. Wielosinksi - 81

1/25/1934 - 3/14/2015
Phoenix, Arizona formerly of Chicago's East and Nothsides Phyllis J. Wielosinski nee Kumor age, 81, passed away Saturday March 14th in Phoenix, AZ, her home of 30 years. A native of Chicago’s North side/Maternity BVM Parish, she was a longtime resident...

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